SOURCE: Spacelabs Healthcare

March 17, 2008 07:00 ET

Commtech Partners With Spacelabs Healthcare to Deliver Critical Information Real-Time to Mobile Caregivers

Enhancing Patient Safety at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital

ISSAQUAH, WA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Spacelabs Healthcare, an innovator of patient monitoring and connectivity solutions and Commtech, expert in IT/IS planning, design, and implementation services, have provided an enhanced communication and alarm notification solution for Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Lafayette, Louisiana.

"We are very pleased that Spacelabs patient monitoring seamlessly integrates with Commtech's Integrated Alarm Management (IAM) Module to deliver critical information, real-time, to mobile caregivers in this patient focused environment," said Spacelabs' Joe Davin, Group President North American Operations.

The integrated system architecture includes Commtech's IAM, INTELPage paging transmitter, and 7900 series alphanumeric pagers. Uniquely positioned to offer both an end-to-end solution as well as device interoperability with other communication technologies such as the hospital's existing SpectraLink wireless phones, Commtech's solution has helped Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital achieve higher levels of patient safety via an automated safety net for secondary alarm notification.

"We are delighted to see that by using Commtech's innovative solutions, including the Fusion Series of integrated network appliances, hospitals such as Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital can enhance the levels of safety and treatment they provide to patients," stated Bret Boehly, VP Sales and Marketing for Commtech Americas. "Commtech is uniquely positioned to offer both end-to-end solutions as well as interoperability to most commercially available communication technologies used by mobile caregivers in healthcare environments." Added Zane Lewis, President of Commtech, "Our global partnership with Spacelabs will allow healthcare organizations, worldwide, to leverage our leading portfolio of alarm management and event notification solutions. Our modular and scalable Fusion Series has been developed for use in healthcare settings of all sizes, and will blend extremely well with the proven use models of Spacelabs healthcare customers both domestically and internationally."

About Commtech

Commtech provides real-time communication and connectivity solutions for mobile workers to enhance safety, service levels, productivity and workflow. With worldwide headquarters now located in Jacksonville, Florida, and global sales and services operations in both Asia/Pacific and Europe, Commtech has delivered solutions to its global customer base of over 5,000 customers in 53 countries. For more information, please contact the company at 904-281-0073 or visit the Web site at www.commtechwireless.com

About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.

Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. (www.spacelabshealthcare.com) is an international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and services including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity, anesthesia delivery and ventilation, diagnostic cardiology and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physician offices. Additionally, the company provides centralized cardiac safety and diagnostic services (QT Studies, ECG, Holter, ABP, and Event Monitoring) to biopharmaceutical companies undertaking clinical trials.

The company has established brand names in both medical devices and medical services such as "Spacelabs," "Blease" and "Del Mar Reynolds." It employs approximately 1,100 personnel in its offices located in the United States, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, India and Singapore.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include information regarding the Company's expectations, goals or intentions about the future, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the capabilities and performance of medical devices and software. The actual results may differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statement. Other important factors are set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of OSI Systems, Inc. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information
    Dan Prueher
    Spacelabs Healthcare
    Email Contact
    608-695-5957

    Bret Boehly
    Commtech Wireless
    Enterprise Workflow Solutions
    Email Contact
    954-587-3559